Alcohol Use Among Seniors

Alcohol Use Among Seniors

Alcohol Use Among Seniors

You have been asked to develop a program proposal  to address alcohol use among seniors (persons over 65 years of age) in your local community. Your proposal will include the following components:

A. Needs Analysis
The needs analysis should describe why the proposed program/intervention is needed (and should be funded). The needs analysis should be conducted by reviewing current and reliable data from five to seven non-textbook sources, including five peer-reviewed journals.
Include the following:
Statement of the Problem: Alcohol use among seniors should be explained from national and local levels using epidemiological data collected from the literature. Include an explanation of two factors (determinants) that contribute to alcohol use among seniors. One factor should be behavioral and the other non-behavioral.
Significance: Establish why it is important to address this problem.
Solution: Include:
a) the name and goal of your proposed program
b) a BRIEF description of what your program will include
c) what could be gained from your program
d) a description of your program’s compatibility with at least one objective from Healthy People 2030
Write a BRIEF description of two current initiatives that are being implemented to address this problem among seniors.

Why are older people more susceptible to alcohol?

Alcohol Use Among Seniors

Discuss how your program would positively impact current and future needs of your target population.

B. Community Analysis
The Community Analysis Paper describes the actual target population for the intervention, including their needs and desires.
Include the following:
Initial data gathering: This is where you collect and synthesize information to fully describe the target population. Consult census data and websites that provide neighborhood statistics, community health data, publicly available health resources, etc., and develop a description of the population you are seeking to serve with this intervention.

C. Theoretical Rationale/Goals and Objectives (1-2 pages)
Underlying your project is a theoretical rationale that shapes your goals and objectives and will help to convince others to support it.
Include the following:
Theoretical Rationale: The intervention is to be based upon a behavior change theory. This section should include a brief description of the model you’ve chosen and how it applies to your intervention. It should also include a description of any individual constructs and how the constructs apply to your intervention.
Goal and Objectives: Provide one goal and two objectives for this project, and how they relate to the theory you have chosen to guide it.

 

Alcohol Use Among Seniors: Do you become more sensitive to alcohol as you age?

Alcohol Use Among Seniors

D. Implementation and Evaluation
The Program Description will include a general description of all program planning, implementation and evaluation activities related to the above strategies. The allotted time frame for the proposed program will be six months (first two months should be devoted to planning only and the remaining four months to program implementation and evaluation). Make sure to include formation and activities of an Advisory Committee.
Include the following:
Two intervention strategies:
a) Health communication strategy (mass communication);
b) Health education strategy (e.g., workshop/s or lesson/s). Include at least one
learner objective for each workshop or lesson;
Evaluation: How will the evaluation of the intervention be conducted? You will collect data during
the intervention (process evaluation) and after the intervention (impact evaluation).
Explain how you will do both.